Decentralizing the Chilean Miracle: Regional Intergenerational Mobility in a Developing Country

37 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2022

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Javier Cortes-Orihuela

University of British Columbia (UBC) - Vancouver School of Economics

Juan Díaz

University of Chile - Department of Management Control and Information Systems

Pablo Gutierrez Cubillos

University of Chile - Department of Management Control and Information Systems

Alexis Montecinos Bravo

Sawyer Business School - Suffolk University; Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez - Business School

Pablo Troncoso

University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics

Gabriel Villarroel

Ministry of Finance, Chile

Date Written: October 13, 2022

Abstract

We estimate spatially disaggregated measures of intergenerational mobility in Chile through an administrative dataset linking children’s and their parents’ earnings from the formal private labour sector. We report remarkable heterogeneity as we find higher and lower upward mobility in mining and agricultural regions, respectively, corroborating Connolly et al. (2019) with the distinction that Chile is a unitary state, implying that factors other than institutional differences shape mobility.

Keywords: Intergenerational Mobility, Administrative Data-Based Intergenerational Mobility, Regional Intergenerational Mobility, Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility

JEL Classification: J31, J61, J62

Suggested Citation

Cortes-Orihuela, Javier and Díaz, Juan and Gutierrez Cubillos, Pablo and Montecinos Bravo, Alexis and Troncoso, Pablo and Villarroel, Gabriel, Decentralizing the Chilean Miracle: Regional Intergenerational Mobility in a Developing Country (October 13, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4247076 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4247076

Javier Cortes-Orihuela

University of British Columbia (UBC) - Vancouver School of Economics ( email )

6000 Iona Dr
Vancouver, BC V6T 1L4
Canada

Juan Díaz

University of Chile - Department of Management Control and Information Systems

Diagonal Paraguay 257
Santiago, 00001
Chile

Pablo Gutierrez Cubillos

University of Chile - Department of Management Control and Information Systems ( email )

Diagonal Paraguay 257
Santiago, 00001
Chile

Alexis Montecinos Bravo

Sawyer Business School - Suffolk University ( email )

Boston, MA 02108
United States

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez - Business School ( email )

Santiago
Chile

Pablo Troncoso (Contact Author)

University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics ( email )

Athens, GA 30602-6254
United States

Gabriel Villarroel

Ministry of Finance, Chile

Teatinos 120
Santiago, 8340487
Chile

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